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Home arrow Obituaries arrow OBITUARIES FOR AUGUST 25 - 30, 2003

OBITUARIES FOR AUGUST 25 - 30, 2003

Leone Sutton

La Grande

Leone Sutton, 86, of La Grande died Friday at a local care center.

Arrangements will be announced later by Daniels Chapel of the Valley.

Betty Hulse

Elgin

Betty Hulse, 80, died Monday at her home in Elgin. Arrangements will be announced later by Daniels Chapel of the Valley.

Bob Whitmore

La Grande

A memorial service for Robert "Bob'' G. Whitmore, 83, of La Grande will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Enterprise Cemetery.

Mr. Whitmore died May 26.

Leone Isabel Sutton

La Grande

1916-2003

Leone Isabel Sutton, formerly of Hermiston, died Aug. 22 at a care center in Cove. She was 86.

Committal and interment will be at the Olney Cemetery in Pendleton on Thursday at 8 a.m. A memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. at Burns Mortuary, 685 Hermiston Ave., Hermiston.

Mrs. Sutton was born in Minnehaha County near Garretson, S.D., to Maude Isabel and John Harrison Robbins on Nov. 21, 1916. She was the third of four children.

She graduated from high school in LeMars, Iowa, in 1934. She married Cecil Sutton, her husband of 56 years, on March 18, 1935, in South Sioux City, Neb. They moved to Pendleton in 1943 with their two daughters. In 1951 they moved to Hermiston.

Mrs. Sutton was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Hermiston, UMW, Ladies of the GAR, AARP, Piecemakers Quilting Group and a past volunteer at the Good Samaritan Care Center.

She loved swimming and earned her 50-mile Red Cross pin. She also loved poetry, traveling on senior trips, quilting, couponing, music and concerts, her church, family and friends.

She was a homemaker all of her married life until going to work in a laundry to put her daughter through college.

Survivors include her daughter, Donna Hartley of Vista, Calif.; daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Corky Hunt of La Grande; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A brother, a sister and her husband died earlier.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 191 E. Gladys Ave., Hermiston 97838. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that in Leone's memory you do something to brighten the day of an elderly person.

Paul Williams

Formerly of La Grande

1927-2003

Paul Alvin Williams, 76, of Hermiston and formerly of La Grande died Aug. 23 at

Good Shepherd Hospital in Hermiston.

A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at the First Christian Church in Hermiston. Burns Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Williams was born June 13, 1927, to Clarence and Elsie Bearden Williams in La Grande. He attended Hermiston High School and served in the Navy starting in 1945 as an electrician with a submarine division.

He married Betty Harig on Nov. 4, 1951, and worked at the Umatilla Army Depot. During this time, he also attended Alabama's Ordnance Guided Missile School to complete mechanical repair certification and Maryland's Training Center for military packaging and preservation. He retired in 1982 after 33 years.

He was a member of the First Christian Church, where he was an Elder Emeritus. He helped to build Hermiston's recreation complex and contributed to the American Red Cross as an Outstanding Blood Donor.

He felt that there were no strangers and enjoyed telling stories and tall tales, camping, fishing, carpentry, crossword puzzles and watching sports.

Survivors include his wife of Hermiston, children and their spouses, Bruce and Suzanne Williams of Hermiston, Karen and Bob Flabetich of Kihei, Hawaii, and Kathy and Bob Thomas of Pendleton; five grandchildren; a sister, Della Mae Majocchi of Riverside, Calif.; and two brothers, Darrell Williams of Wenatchee, Wash., and Ervin Williams of Echo. A grandson died earlier.

Memorials may be made to the Vange John Hospice in care of Burns Mortuary.

Leola Bowman

Formerly of Imbler

1922-2003

Leola M. Bowman, 81, of St. Helena, Calif. and formerly of Imbler, died Aug. 20 at a care center. A graveside service will be held later at Siskiyou Memorial Park in Medford. Morrison Funeral Chapel in St. Helena is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Bowman was born June 22, 1922, to William and Grace Rollins in Imbler. She married Nolan A. Bowman and was a homemaker. After his death in 1991, she moved to St. Helena to be near family. She enjoyed music and was known for her subtle wit.

Survivors include children, Chyrl Hillis of Angels Camp, Calif., and Garvan Bowman of St. David, Ariz.; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers to Guide Dogs

for the Blind, P.O. Box 3950, San Rafael, Calif. 94912-3950.

Laura Moon

Formerly of Cove

and La Grande

1908-2003

Laura A. Moon, 94, of Salem and formerly of Cove and La Grande died Aug. 6. A service will be held at a later date.

Mrs. Moon was born Oct. 30, 1908, to John and Pearl Richards in Cove. She attended Cove High School, where she gave the commencement address when she was a junior, and graduated as class valedictorian. She married Edward Moon, moved to La Grande where

she raised two children, Dr. Roderick S. French, now

of Washington, D.C., and Suzanne Kofford Cameron of McMinnville.

She moved to Salem in 1970 and served as a volunteer in the gift shop at Salem Memorial Hospital for 30 years. She was a charter member of the Salemtowne Hospitality Club and served as its president and as head of the fruit and flowers committee. She enjoyed driving and kept a perfect record for 80 years. She kept herself well informed and held strong views on political and environmental issues.

Survivors include five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Her husband and seven brothers and sisters died earlier. Memorials may be made to Salem Memorial Hospital.

Leone Isabel Sutton

La Grande

1916-2003

Leone Isabel Sutton, formerly of Hermiston, died Aug. 22 at a care center in Cove. She was 86.

Committal and interment will be at the Olney Cemetery in Pendleton Thursday at 8 a.m. A memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. at Burns Mortuary, 685 Hermiston Ave., Hermiston.

Mrs. Sutton was born in Minnehaha County near Garretson, S.D., to Maude Isabel and John Harrison Robbins on Nov. 21, 1916. She was the third of four children.

She graduated from high school in LeMars, Iowa, in 1934. She married Cecil Sutton, her husband of 56 years, on March 18, 1935, in South Sioux City, Neb. They moved to Pendleton in 1943 with their two daughters. In 1951 they moved to Hermiston.

Mrs. Sutton was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Hermiston, UMW, Ladies of the GAR, AARP, Piecemakers Quilting Group and a past volunteer at the Good Samaritan Care Center.

She loved swimming and earned her 50-mile Red Cross pin. She also loved poetry,

traveling on senior trips, quilting, couponing, music and concerts, her church, family and friends.

She was a homemaker all of her married life until going to work in a laundry to put her daughter through college.

Survivors include her daughter, Donna Hartley of Vista, Calif.; daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Corky Hunt of La Grande; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sister and her husband, Frances and Don McCall of La Grande; and several nieces and nephews.

A brother, a sister and her husband died earlier.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 191 E. Gladys Ave., Hermiston 97838. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that in Leone's memory you do something to brighten the day of an elderly person.

Helen Eggers

Formerly of La Grande

1913-2003

Helen Jesse Eggers, 90, of Post Falls, Idaho, and formerly of La Grande, died Aug. 26 at a care center in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

A graveside service will begin at 1 p.m Friday at the Pine Crest Cemetery in Sandpoint, Idaho. English Funeral Home in Post Falls is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Eggers was born Jan. 27, 1913, to Lloyd and Jennie Sellers in Salmon, Idaho. She married Grover Farris and after his death, Harold Emmonds. After his death she married Glenn Eggers, who also died earlier. She was a fine horsewoman and enjoyed auctions and flea markets. She ran a truck stop and service station for many years.

Survivors include children, Forest "Sonny" Farris of La Grande, Shannon Eggers of Yakima, Wash., and Jo Hayes of Post Falls; several grandchildren; a brother, Russ Sellers of Creston, Wash.; and two sisters, Clara Simonson of Grand Coulee, Wash., and Jean Heinrichs of Reardon, Wash.

Betty Hulse

Elgin

1923-2003

Betty Jane Hulse, 80, of Elgin died Aug. 25 at her home after a long bout with cancer. A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Elgin Christian Church. Burial was at the Elgin Cemetery.

Daniels Chapel of the Valley was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Hulse was born Aug. 9, 1923, to Bernal D. and Carmi Holbrook Hug in Elgin. She attended school there and a business college in Spokane.

On Oct. 5, 1942, she married Gifford S. Hulse in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. She worked as an accountant for Boise Cascade for 23 years, and as city manager and recorder for the City of Elgin for eight years. She retired in 1988. She was a member of the Elgin Christian Church. The couple enjoyed traveling and spent their winters in Bouse, Ariz.

Survivors include her husband of Elgin, children, Ellen Green of Philomath, Rita Morrison of Spokane, Julia Aylsworth of Yakima, Wash., Carolee Ratzlaff of Orland, Calif., and Jesse Hulse of Simi Valley, Calif.; 16 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three brothers, Bernal Hug of Elgin, Edwin Hug of Gresham and Elwin Hug of South Lake Tahoe, Calif.; and two sisters, Anna Louise Scafidi of Gresham and Caryl Cawes of Elgin.

‘Dick' Schoen

La Grande

and Summerville

1919-2003

Richard "Dick" J. Schoen, 83, of La Grande and formerly of Summerville died Aug. 28 at his home. Viewing will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St. A celebration of life will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Christian Life Center, corner of 14th and Alder streets in Elgin. Burial will follow at the Island City Cemetery.

Mr. Schoen was born Aug. 31, 1919, to John and Regina Salmon Schoen in Cleveland, Ohio. He spent his early life on the family farm in Ohio and then worked as a precision grinder for Federal Wayne Aircraft.

He worked as a long-haul trucker and owned three of his own trucks, worked at home remodeling in Milton-Freewater, and farmed in Summerville. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church and Gideon Camp 3611.

He enjoyed fishing and the outdoors.

Survivors include a sister, Leota Mirz of Elberta, Ala., a niece and a nephew. A brother, George Schoen, and a sister, Elsie Billman, died

earlier.

 
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